Latham's Battery

Latham's Battery (HM10SE)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.903', W 79° 8.788'

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This tablet marks the location of the gun house of
Latham's Battery.

Organized May 28th, 1860. Left Lynchburg on the 23rd of April, 1861 and was mustered into the service of the C.S.A. on the 25th of April, 1861 with 95 men on roll; was known as Co. D, 38th Battalion, Virginia Artillery, Picketts Division.

Captain H. Gray Latham Promoted to rank of Major and transferred.
James Dearing Promoted to rank of Brig.-Gen. and transferred.
Jospeh G. Blount Promoted to rank of Major and transferred.
James W. Dickerson Badly wounded at Seven Pines May 30, 1862, and again at Sailors Creek April 7, 1865.

First Lieutenants
George S. Davidson Promoted to Captain and transferred.
Thomas F. Richardson Killed at Williamsburg.
Joseph L. Thompson

Second Lieutenants
W. J. Folks
L. Clarke Leftwich Promoted to Major and transferred.
Wm. H. Blackwell
N. H. Hazelwood

Engaged in the following battles:
Bull Run, Va.; Yorktown, Va.; Williamsburg, Va; Seven Pines, Va.; Seven Days around Richmond, Va.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Plymouth, N.C.; Bermuda Hundred, Va.; Second Cold Harbor, Va.; Taylor's Farm, Va.; The Crater at Petersburg, Va.; on the lines at Petersburg, Va. from June, 1864 until April, 1865, last battle at Sailors Creek, on the retreat; escaped capture at Appomattox, and left our guns at Bent Creek, Va.

Killed, 20 — Wounded, 26

Erected by Old Dominion Chapter U.D.C. and friends.
HM NumberHM10SE
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Placed ByOld Dominion Chapter U.D.C
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664026 N 4142529
Decimal Degrees37.41505000, -79.14646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.903', W 79° 8.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 54.18" N, 79° 8' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610-698 Clay St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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